After parents, teacher is a person who plays a vital role in character building of his students. Teacher is not only there to teach curriculum but also is responsible to make inform his students about the positive and negative aspects of social changes. Teacher is also responsible to impart knowledge about social diseases. Drug abuse problem is one of social diseases. Though, use of drugs is increasing among students, therefore, teacher should take preventive steps to save future builders of our nation.
Here are some strategies which teacher should act upon to make students drug free;
1. Get Knowledge about drug addiction:
First you get information to have deep understanding of drug abuse problems, its causes and consequences before talking to students. Without having complete information and understanding, you will not be able to convince your students
2.Accept all kinds of addiction:
You should accept all kinds of addiction. Many people don not consider betel nut, alcohol as addiction. Besides heroin/ cannabis, alcohol, betel nut, tobacco, prescribed medicines are also included in addiction. Even smoking cigarette is an addiction.
3.Be a role model:
Before talking to students about addiction, you should present yourself as a role model for them. If you are smoking cigarette in front of your students, then your suggestions will not be effective for them.
4.Impart knowledge to your students:
You should impart information to your students during class. If you do not have enough time, then talk to your students about drug abuse problems just for 5 minutes. In few minutes you can at least make them alert.
5. Teach them healthy activities
You can arrange activities which can be source of learning more about drug abuse problems besides expressing their talents, potentials. You can arrange speech competition, paintings dramas, related to drug abuse problems.